See it if You want a self-guided experience and don’t mind running around to get it, you want to have a fully immersive, absorbing space to explore
Don't see it if You want easy to understand/follow experiences, you can’t walk/run around for hours, you don’t like feeling confused
See it if You want to see a fantastic book come to life as a memory play
Don't see it if You can’t handle some changes from the source material to make it work for a modern stage
See it if You're a big fan of Harry Potter and satire; you want a silly, entertaining show
Don't see it if You aren't a big fan of Harry Potter - you will probably be lost
See it if You want to see great acting in a great show, you want a window into the lives of gay characters during this window of time
Don't see it if You like your theatre light-hearted, you're afraid of the 7.5 hour running time over two parts, but it feels much faster than that
See it if You want a beatifully staged production in a fairly immersive setting. This is amazing!
Don't see it if You don't want to feel like you're in the story.
See it if You want an interesting, low-key show of a mix of cultures with atypical Broadway music
Don't see it if You're tired or need something upbeat
Also I was tired.
See it if You want to see a truly stand-out performance from the lead actor, you want to see a resonant show with an important message
Don't see it if You are troubled by mention of suicide or anxiety, you don't care for stories centered on teenagers
See it if You want spectacle, you like non-traditional staging, you like an immersive feel
Don't see it if You don't like intense strobe and lighting effects, you want to catch everything that's happening, you want an easy to follow story
See it if You want a chance to see these two stars, are interested in these early female entrepreneurs of the cosmetics industry
Don't see it if You want memorable songs, true conflict, or you're not interested in a slow paced show
See it if You want a cute, sweet musical with some over the top characters and some understated ones
Don't see it if You aren’t interested in over the top personalities or plots surrounding teenage characters
See it if You're a big fan of Harry Potter and want more (just don't read the play first!), you want to see spectacle play out in front of you
Don't see it if You expect completely flawless plotlines, you've made the mistake of reading the play first and have decided you hate it
See it if You want to see these great ladies perform. Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf are excellent
Don't see it if You don't like plays that are largely talking pieces, you are offended by brief use of racial insults
See it if You enjoy an intimate, immersive experience.
Don't see it if You expect a big, full staging.
See it if You want a super-fun, quirky, colorful, happy show. Even if you aren't a big fan of the tv show.
Don't see it if You're looking for serious theatre. Probably also if you actively despise the tv show.
See it if You enjoy good staging (complex turntables), you liked the movie, you want to see a fun show
Don't see it if You don't like repetition, you can't get past a main character who does some negative things but learns to be better
See it if You are looking to remember the good side of humanity. That time when we all became closer through shared experience on a global scale.
Don't see it if You have preconceived notions that nothing related to 9/11 should ever become theatre. It's not about 9/11 though, it's about good people.